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ar·tic·u·late • adj. / ärˈtikyəlit/ 1. (of a person or a person's words) having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently: an articulate account of their experiences. 2. having joints or jointed segments. ∎  Zool. denoting a brachiopod that has projections and sockets that form a hinge joining the two halves of the shell. • v. / -ˌlāt/ 1. [tr.] express (an idea or feeling) fluently and coherently: they were unable to articulate their emotions. ∎  pronounce (something) clearly and distinctly: he articulated each word with precision | [intr.] people who do not articulate well are more difficult to lip-read. 2. [intr.] form a joint: the mandible is a solid piece articulating with the head. ∎  (be articulated) be connected by joints: the wing is articulated to the thorax. DERIVATIVES: ar·tic·u·la·ble adj. ar·tic·u·la·cy / -ləsē/ n. ar·tic·u·late·ly adv. ar·tic·u·late·ness n. ar·tic·u·la·tor / -ˌlātər/ n.

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articulate adj. XVI. — L. articulātus jointed, pp. of articulāre, f. articulus ARTICLE; see -ATE2.
So articulate vb. XVI. articulation XV. — F. — L.